Our choices are shaped by what we believe, but good theology is not a fix-all when it comes to life. You can have good theology, but still not live as you should. We call that sin. Part of our task as Christians is to harmonize our thinking with our doing. This is what Proverbs does to us. It forces us to to consider that the options are living righteously or living unrighteously. And once we answer that question we gather together we ask God to forgive us when our lives have not harmonized with our theology.
As we come to confess our sins corporately and individually, we are coming because we lack harmonization. Confession is the realization of our brokenness and the hope that God would put us back together in a way fit for His service. Today, in this Covenant Renewal Service we are being put together by a God who delights in fixing brokenness.
Let us Pray:
Our Gracious God, be merciful to us! Guide and direct us to see if there is any wicked way in us and lead us to the way everlasting. Cleanse us we pray for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.